Here goes my first Pit thread.
One of my biggest pet peeves of all is when someone keeps me waiting far longer than expected or what I would consider to be reasonable. The pissed-offedness factor increases tenfold when I have limited time and have to be in a certain place later on, in this case, 30 minutes, and back to my workplace, respectively.
Today I went out with a couple coworkers for lunch. The guy who was driving told me before we left that he needed to stop at the bank first. I figured this was no problem as he probably just needed to do something quick like make a deposit. We get to the bank and he parks in the lot and leaves the engine running, another indication that he didn’t expect to be long. Boy, was I ever wrong on this one! I should have known, too, as this guy is particularly inconisderate when it comes to people waiting for him. The time went by 5 minutes…10 minutes…15 minutes… still waiting. I figured by now he should have come back out. From the looks of the parking lot the bank wasn’t that busy. Also, several customers had come and left in this time. Meanwhile, the radio is getting old and no song or CD, no matter how much I like it, can take my mind off of the fact that this guy is making me fucking WAIT for half of my 30-minute lunch! The time continues…20 minutes…25 minutes…still waiting. By this point my blood pressure is well into the unhealthful zone and I’m ready to rip this guy’s nuts off for making me waste my lunch sitting in the parking lot of a damn bank! Finally, THIRTY FUCKING MINUTES LATER he comes out! I’m like, Christ, it’s about goddamn fucking time! Now I have to take a full hour lunch and stay a half hour later because of this guy. As tempted as I was to rip him a new asshole for making me wait, I maintained my civility, though I did let him see that I had become extremely impatient. I hoped that he would have the decency to apologize, but apparently to have done this would have been beneath his dignity, whatever. I was also still willing to cut him some slack in case for some reason the bank may have been having problems with it’s computers or something, shit happens. His reason for having taken so long?
HE WANTED TO SIGN THE PAPERS ON A LOAN HE HAD APPLIED FOR!!!
Here we are, on our LUNCH, for which we are allocated 30 to 60 minutes (though I like to take mine in 30 so I can get back to work sooner and leave earlier) and he couldn’t have waited until AFTER work, when nobody else would be waiting on him, to get his fucking loan finalized! He didn’t have an appointment at this time as far as I knew, and if he did, I wished he would have told me about this! He leaves work at 3:00, so he could have easily taken care of this matter afterwards.
My only reason for not knocking this guy in the teeth for being so inconsiderate was that, besides being the guy who helped me get the job I have, he’s been my friend since the fifth grade. In any case, I am definitely NOT ever going to go out to lunch with this guy ever again!
There, I got that off my chest and I feel better. Now let’s hear your stories of being inconvenienced through the actions of another person’s lack of consideration.